Warid telecom has launched its own money transfer service, adding to the revolution of transacting money in Uganda. The mobile firm launched its WaridPesa product, and, unlike its competitors’, customers can send and receive money from any network. Speaking during the launch, minister for ICT Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, stressed the importance of technology advancement towards economic development.
ICT hiccups remain among the biggest challenges as the East African Community (EAC) eyes a full-fledged trans-boundary business in utilising the common market protocol.
At least customs officers at Mutukula border point with Uganda admit that the internet communication hitches were hindering the quick clearance of goods and other services at border checkpoints on either side of the two countries.
Christine Ampeire, a second-year student of Software Engineering at Makerere University, was beaming with delight after her mobile app, Mafuta GO was announced winner of the AppCircus competition at Protea Hotel in Kampala.
The decision was reached by a panel of 6 members of the jury, composed of Veronica Ssempebwa, Evelyn Namara, Annie Njenga, Ali Ndiwalana Gerald Begumisa and Boaz Shani, after each of the ten shortlisted developers had presented their creations to the over 200 delegates at the Mobile Monday Kampala event.
Apple has agreed to enter a joint-venture with the Zimbabwean government to deliver solar-powered iPads to rural and remote schools, reducing the digital divide between rural and urban areas in the country.
Government Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart travelled to Europe to meet with Apple executives in Paris, working on a new ‘School Box’ which will use solar power and micro projectors to help bring iPad teach aids to some of Zimbabwe’s poorest schools.
The centre will provide an academic and research programme based on the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) curriculum which is expected to start early next year. Carnegie Mellon University is a leading ICT university based in the United States.
Speaking during a ceremony to mark the tripartite partnership between the Bank, the Government and CMU, Dr. Agnes Soucat, AfDB's Director of Human Development said that the bank is proud to be part of the project.
High Court president, Johnstone Busingye, trains lawyers in using EFS Members of the Kigali Bar Association (KBA) were, last week, trained in filing cases online using Electronic Filing System (EFS).
KBA is a legal fraternity of lawyers and judges dedicated to improving the administration of justice. The president of the High Court, Johnstone Busingye, who trained the lawyers, said that EFS responds to the needs of the legal community as well as the general public.